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ASEAN Journal of Community Engagement

Article Title

Empowering the lowland indigenous community through child health and nutrition program in Occidental Mindoro Province, Philippines

Abstract

Integrating the nutrition and child health for implementation of the extension programs in the Occidental Mindoro State College in partnership with the local government unit from the municipal and barangay level. This paper presents the health extension methods techniques and tools used in preventive and promotive child health services in indigenous community of Sitio Bato Singit, in the province of Occidental Mindoro, Philippines. Health education, small group techniques, demonstration, storytelling, informal talk and open forum were the methods and techniques employed in the implementation of the program. The common tools used were seating arrangement, flipcharting, props, social hours, and recreation. In terms of the evaluation of the program, the child health remains poor despite of the effort of the different blocks that is working in the health system. Thus, this programs could enhance their health knowledge and practice in other forms of extension modalities.

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